Postgraduate entry requirements by region


Postgraduate entry requirements for students from India.

In order to qualify for entry to master’s study at the University of Edinburgh, you must have a good degree from a highly ranked university in India.

Entry requirements will vary, depending on the intended programme of study. The minimum score you should have achieved is 60% or more /GPA of 8 on a 10 point scale in your Bachelor's study. However, as grading systems in India vary between institutions, it is important that you provide us with a copy of the grading scheme for your university so that we can assess whether your Bachelor’s degree meets this minimum. If you do not provide us with this information with your application, it may delay our assessment of your application.

Applicants who are considered to have met our minimum requirement may be considered for entry and will be measured competitively against other applicants. For many of our programmes, competition is high and in the majority of cases, a very high First Class degree will be required. Certain programmes will also have specific requirements in terms of both the overall degree result and strengths in particular subjects which are seen as relevant to that degree.

Graduate entry to Medicine (MBChB)

Applicants with an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline will be considered for the 6-year programme.

Please contact the Medicine admissions office for further information:

Medicine admissions office

There are well-defined routes for graduates of UK Medical degree to registration in Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.

Refer to the British Medical Association website for full information:

British Medical Association - advice on using your degree to work abroad

Note that for India there is now a screening test required for UK graduates but the degree is transferable through current reciprocal agreements.

PhD programmes

Application to PhD study typically requires a masters degree in a related or relevant subject, and a research proposal.

However, entry requirements vary by programme, and you should check the detailed entry requirements are listed under each programme on the Degree Finder.

Degree Finder

How to write a research proposal

Further guidance on academic entry requirements

You can also obtain further guidance on admissions requirements from staff in the College Admissions Offices.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

College of Science and Engineering

English Language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of English language competency, regardless of their nationality or country of residence. These requirements are listed by programme.

English Language advice 

Specific English language requirement by programme 

Contact us

The International Recruitment Managers for this region are Rachael Parsons and Rupal Parikh.

You can contact us for advice and support by emailing:

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There are around 7,250 students from Asia currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.